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European Championships 2008
Competition Invitation

Time and Place

October 18th – 19th 2008 Skala near Cracow City Poland
Address and contact for hotel booking will be sent soon.
Bus transportation from the Cracow City to competition place and back is free – provided by organizer (to indicated Hotel, where the weight in is).

Legal Techniques

– Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe)

 with or without the use of the uniform

– Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock
– Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock 

Illegal Techniques

– No "Full Nelson" or "Crucifix"
– No striking / kicking of any kind
– No eye gouging or fish hooking
– No grabbing the ears
– No hair pulling, biting
– No finger or toe holds
– No thumbing
– No scratching and pinching
– No touching groin area
– No hands, knees or elbows on face
– No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing

2 – Mount position
2 – Knee on stomach
2 – Sweeps (ends Guard or Half Guard)
2 – Takedown (ends Guard or Half Guard)
3 – Back mount with hooks
3 – Passing the guard
4 – Clean sweep (ends passed the guard)
4 – Clean takedown (ends passed the guard)

Lost points
-1 – Go to your back
-1 – Running away

The referee’s decision/judging can’t be overruled!

The winner will be decided according to:

If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally.
If Referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels his life is in danger Referee will declare the winner.
If a fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the Referee.

Ways to win

Referee’s decision

Fighting Time

6 minutes in ordinary fights (first 3 min without points)
10 minutes in the finales (first 5 min without points)

One Extra round is added if fights are even.

Weight classes

Men -65.9 kg, -76.9 kg, -87.9 kg, -98.9 kg and + 99 kg
Female -55kg and +55kg


Fighter may use tights, shorts, t-shirt, rashguard or Kimono


The mat area is 9 x 9 meters, (8x8m, 1m safety area)

Mat escape, same position as the fighter was in, when they crossed the mat line or referee say “stop”.


Every weight classes’ best fighter gets official invitation to ADCC World 2009.
Every weight classes’ three best fighters get medals and every competitor gets
ADCC competitor t-shirt.

Competition payment
40 €

Weight in

In competition place 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Information at 9.00 a.m. (rules etc.)
The Competition starts 10.00 a.m.


The doors open half hour before competition.
Entrance is free.


The deadline of registration is October 10th 2008
Registration: [email protected]

Important note:

Number of fighters might be limited, first declarations have priority.

Organized by: ADCC Europe

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